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GE Monogram ZISB360DK Installation Instructions
Installation
Instructions
Side by Side Refrigerators
Design Guide
With Installation Instructions
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Safety Information
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
If you received a damaged refrigerator, you should
immediately contact your dealer or builder.
Read these instructions completely and carefully.
•
IMPORTANT – Save these instructions for local
Skill Level – Installation of this refrigerator requires
inspector’s use. Observe all governing codes and
ordinances.
• Note to Installer – Be sure to leave these instructions
with the Consumer.
• Note to Consumer – Keep these instructions with
your Owner’s Manual for future reference.
WARNING
basic mechanical, carpentry and plumbing skills. Proper
installation is the responsibility of the installer. Product
failure due to improper installation is not covered under
the GE Appliance Warranty.
See the Owner’s Manual for warranty information.
Electrical Shock Hazard.
Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet.
Do not remove the ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Immediately replace electric cords that become frayed or
damaged.
WARNING
Do not use an extension cord with this appliance.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
Follow the instructions in the section Grounding the
Refrigerator.
Tip Over Hazard.
These refrigerators are top heavy, especially with any doors open, and must be secured to prevent tipping forward
which could result in death or serious injury. Read and follow the entire installation instructions for securing the
refrigerator with the anti-tip system.
WARNING
Explosion Hazard.
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in fire,
explosion, or death.
WARNING To reduce the risk associated with choking, do not allow children under 3 years of age to have
access to small parts during the installation of this product.
CAUTION
Lifting Hazard
This refrigerator is very heavy. To reduce the risk of person injury during maneuvering and installing this refrigerator, 3
people are required for proper installation of 36” wide model and 4 people are required for proper installation of a 42”
or 48” wide model.
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For Monogram Parts and Accessories, call 1.877.959.8688.
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Consignes de Sécurité
ADVERTENCIA
Risque de choc électrique.
Branchez l’appareil dans une prise triple avec terre.
Ne retirez pas la broche de terre.
N’utilisez pas d’adaptateur.
Le non-respect de ces instructions peut entraîner des
risques d’incendies, des chocs électriques ou la mort.
Remplacer immédiatement tout cordon électrique
effiloché ou endommagé.
ADVERTENCIA
N’utilisez pas de rallonge avec cet appareil.
Le non-respect de ces instructions peut entraîner des
risques d’incendies, des chocs électriques ou la mort.
Suivez les instructions de la section Mise à la terre du
réfrigérateur.
Risque de basculement
Ces réfrigérateurs présentent une partie supérieure lourde, en particulier avec une porte ouverte; ils doivent donc être
fixés pour prévenir le basculement vers l’avant et le risque concomitant de blessure grave ou fatale. Lisez et suivez
les instructions d’installation complètes pour l’installation du système anti-basculement.
ADVERTENCIA
Risque d’explosion.
Conservez les matériaux et vapeurs inflammables tels que l’essence à l’écart de votre réfrigérateur. Le non-respect
de cette instruction peut entraîner un risque d’incendie, d’explosion ou de décès.
ADVERTENCIA Pour réduire le risque d’étouffement pendant l’installation de ce produit, ne pas laisser les
petites pièces à la portée des enfants âgés de moins de 3 ans.
ATTENTION Risque associé à la manutention d’une charge lourde
Ce réfrigérateur est très lourd. Pour réduire le risque de blessure lors de la manutention de ce réfrigérateur, trois
(3) personnes sont nécessaires pour procéder à l’installation appropriée du modèle 36 pouces, quatre (4) pour
l’installation des modèles 42 ou 48 pouces.
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Contents
Safety
Instructions for Standard Installation
Planning Guide
The Installation Space
Dimensions and Clearances
Customization Basics
Side Panels
Refrigerator Location
1/4” Framed Panel Dimensions
3/4” Overlay Panel Dimensions
130° Door Swing
90° Door Swing
Dispenser Trim
Installation Instructions
Tools, Hardware, Materials
Grounding the Unit
Step 1. Remove Packaging
Step 2. Move the Refrigerator into the House
Step 3. Install Water Line
Step 4. Installation with Filtration System
Step 5. Install Side Panels
Step 6. Anti-Tip Procedures
Step 7. Level Refrigerator
Step 8. Alternate Anti-Tip Procedure
Step 9. Adjust Door Swing
Step 10. Install Grille Panel
Step 11. Install 1/4” Framed Panels
Step 11A. Install Overlay Panels
Step 12. Connect Water Supply
Step 13. Connect Power, Close Grille Panel
Step 14. Start Icemaker
Step 15. Install Toekick
Inspect Final Installation
Instructions for Flush Installation
Planning Guide
The Installation Space
Dimensions and Clearances
Customization Basics
Custom Handle Design Guide
Refrigerator Location
Side Panels
1/2” Overlay Panel Dimensions
3/4” Raised Panel Dimensions
3/4” Raised Door Panel Routing
3/4” Raised Grille Panel Routing
Dispenser Trim
Side Cleats
2, 3
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Installation Instructions
Tools, Hardware, Materials
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Grounding the Unit
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Step 1. Remove Packaging
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Step 2. Move the Refrigerator into the House
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Step 3. Install Water Line
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Step 4. Installation with Water Filtration System
33
Step 5. Install Side Panels
33
Step 6. Install Case Trim
33
Step 7. Anti-Tip Procedure
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Step 8. Level Refrigerator
34
Step 9. Adjust Door Swing
35
Step 10. Install Grille Panel
36
Step 11. Install 1/4” Framed Panels
37
Step 11A. Install Overlay Panels
38
Step 12. Connect Water Supply
39
Step 13. Connect Power, Close Grille Panel
39
Step 14. Start Icemaker
39
Step 15. Install Toekick
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Inspect Final Installation
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Instructions for Stainless Steel Installation
Planning Guide
The Installation Space
Dimensions and Clearances
Customization Basics
Side Panels
Refrigerator Location
130° Door Swing
90° Door Swing
Installation Instructions
Tools, Hardware, Materials
Grounding the Unit
Step 1. Remove Packaging
Step 2. Moving the Refrigerator into the House
Step 3. Install Water Line
Step 4. Installation with Water Filtration System
Step 5. Install Side Panels
Step 6. Anti-Tip Procedure
Step 7. Level Refrigerator
Step 8, Alternate Anti-Tip Procedure
Step 9. Adjust Door Swing
Step 10. Connect Water Supply
Step 11. Connect Power, Close Grille Panel
Step 12. Start Icemaker
Step 13. Install Toekick
Inspect Final Installation
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Instructions for Standard Installation
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Design Guide - Standard Installation
THE INSTALLATION SPACE
DIMENSIONS AND CLEARANCES
36" Models 12"
42" Models 18"
48" Models 20"
25-3/8" Framed Models
35", 41", or 47"
Case Width
* Shipping height.
The refrigerator can
be adjusted to fit
into a cutout that is
84-1/2” in height.
*84" Use leveling legs
From and wheels for a
Floor maximum 1” height
adjustment.
*Finished Width
85" max
Finished
Opening
6"
Electrical
Area
5"
24"
5" Water Supply 5"
*83-1/2"
at
Rear
75" From Floor
to Bottom
of Electrical
Area
3 1/2"
36", 42" or 48"
Frame to Frame
3 1/2"
*The finished cutout width must be:
35-1/2” for 36” models
41-1/2” for 42” models
47-1/2” for 48” models
Depth Including Handles 26-7/8”
Product Clearances
These refrigerators are
equipped with a 3-position
door stop. The factoryset 115° door swing can
be adjusted to 130°, or
to 90° on panel models
or 90° on stainless steel
models if clearance to
adjacent cabinets or walls
is restricted.
Water And Electrical Locations
The opening must be prepared with the electrical and
the cold water supply located as shown.
The Cutout Depth Must Be 24”
The refrigerator will project forward, slightly beyond
adjacent cabinetry for standard installation.
Additional Specifications
• A 115 volt 60Hz., 15 or 20 amp power supply is
required. An individual properly grounded branch
circuit or circuit breaker is recommended. Install
a properly grounded 3-prong electrical receptacle
recessed into the back wall. Electrical must be
located on the rear wall as shown.
NOTE: GFI (ground fault interrupter) is not
recommended.
• The water line can enter the opening through the
floor or back wall. The water line should be 1/4”
O.D. copper tubing or SmartConnect™ kit between
the cold water line and water connection location,
long enough to extend to the front of the refrigerator.
Installation of an easily accessible shut-off valve in
the water line is required.
115° Door Swing
90° Door Swing
130° Door Swing
(Panel Models Only)
B
A
B
A
23-7/8"
Behind
Frame
C
Models
36”
42”
48”
A
13”
13”
15”
B
15”
19”
20”
C
20-5/8”
26-5/8”
28-5/8”
4”*Min. Distance
to Wall
Panel Models Only: Allow minimum clearances for
the freezer door (Dimension A) and fresh food door
(Dimension B) for a full 130° door swing and to allow
for pan removal.
For a 90° door swing, allow 4” min. clearance to a
wall. If the 90° door stop position is used, pan access
is maintained, but pan removal is restricted.
See the illustrations on pages 10 and 11 to determine
door swing interaction with adjacent cabinets or
countertops.
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Design Guide - Standard Installation
CUSTOMIZATION BASICS:
These refrigerators are designed to be customized with decorative panels. Field installed custom door and grille
panels are required.
Optional Accessory Kits
ZKHSS2: Monogram Tubular Stainless Steel handles
designed to fit 3/4” overlay panels.
ZKHPSS1: Professional Tubular Stainless Steel handles
designed to fit 3/4” overlay panels. Kit includes one
handle. Order 2 kits for side-by-side refrigerator models
from your Monogram supplier
24"
SIDE PANELS
Side panels must be used
whenever the sides of
the refrigerator will be
exposed. The 1/4” side
panels will slip into the
side case trim. Secure the
panels to the refrigerator
*84"
with stick-on hook and
loop fastener strips. Order
the side panels from the
cabinet manufacturer.
• Cut a notch in the top
front corner as shown
to allow clearance for
corner keys in the front
side trim.
REFRIGERATOR LOCATION
• Do not install the refrigerator where the
temperature will go below 55°F (13°C). It
will not run often enough to maintain proper
temperatures.
• Do not install the refrigerator where temperatures
will go above 100°F (37°C). It will not perform
properly.
• Do not install the refrigerator in a location
exposed to water (rain, etc.) or direct sunlight.
• Install it on a floor strong enough to support it
fully loaded.
3/16"
1-7/8"
*3" to 4"
2-9/16"
* Depending on installation height.
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Design Guide - Standard Installation
1/4” FRAMED PANEL DIMENSIONS
If you choose to install framed panels, they must
be cut to the dimensions shown. The panels will
slide into the frame on the door and grille.
5/16"
Trim
Reveal
Door
Non-Dispenser Models
If the custom panel is less than 1/4” thick and it fits
loosely in the door frame it can be backed up with
a piece of filler material or foam tape to improve
the fit.
1/4"
Panel
IMPORTANT NOTE: Maximum total panel weight:
• Fresh food door panel – 75 lbs.
• Freezer door panel – 53 lbs.
• Grille Panel – 18 lbs.
IMPORTANT NOTE – DISPENSER MODELS
The refrigerator is supplied with two dispenser trims, one for framed panels and one for overlay panels.
• If the panel is less than 0.250” thick, a noticeable gap may be created around the dispenser trim. Foam tape may
be applied on the door to improve the fit.
• If the panel is more than 0.250” thick, the dispenser trim cannot be secured to the door.
See Dispenser Trim Fit Example, page 12.
Dispenser Cutout
A
Grille Panel
The framed panel must be 1/4” nominal thickness
to fit the dispenser trim.
B
15-3/8"
Dispenser
Cutout
F
9-5/8"
C
G
Freezer
Panel
D
Fresh
Food
Panel
E
Dispenser Cutout
Position
Side-by-Side (in inches)
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
36” Models
33-7/8
9
68-3/8
14-9/16
18-9/16
17-13/16
3-1/8
42” Models
39-7/8
9-1/2
68-3/8
14-9/16
24-9/16
17-13/16
3-1/8
48” Models
45-7/8
9-1/2
68-3/8
18-9/16
26-9/16
17-13/16
5-1/8
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Design Guide - Standard Installation
Overlay Panel
3/4” OVERLAY PANEL DIMENSIONS
For a more custom appearance, overlay panels may
be installed on trimmed models. The overlay panel
must be secured to a 1/4” thick backer panel which
slides into the trim. A spacer panel 0.10” thick must be
placed between the overlay and backer panel.
Door
3/4"
Overlay
Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
Assemble the panels with glue and screws:
• Center the spacer panel on the backer panel, left to
right and top to bottom. Secure the panels with glue.
• Center the spacer and backer panel on the overlay
panel and secure with glue and screws. Screws
must be countersunk into the backer panel.
NOTE: Left-to-right offset
is not always equal to top1/4"
.10"
to-bottom offset.
Backer
Spacer
Panel
.250” + .10” + .750” = 1.100” Total Panel Thickness
IMPORTANT NOTE – DISPENSER MODELS
The refrigerator is supplied with two dispenser trims, one for framed panels and one for overlay panels. The overlay
dispenser trim is designed to fit a total panel thickness of 1.100”.
• If the panel is less than 1.100” a noticeable gap may be created around the dispenser trim.
• If the panel is more than 1.100” the dispenser trim cannot be secured to the door.
See Dispenser Trim Fit Example, page 12.
• The overlay panel must be constructed according to the specifications shown to achieve the correct total thickness.
• Alternative panel construction methods such as securing a 3/4” panel to a 1/4” backer panel cannot
be used. Another method, routing a 3/4” thick panel on all sides, cannot be used. These methods will not result in
the required 1.100” panel thickness.
Dispenser Cutout
A
Grille Panel
Dispenser
Cutout
B
*Cut the dispenser opening after the backer, spacer and overlay
panels have been assembled.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Maximum total weight for the
assembled panels:
15-3/8"
• Fresh food door panel – 75 lbs.
• Freezer door panel – 53 lbs.
• Grille Panel – 18 lbs.
F
9-5/8"
C
G
Freezer
Panel
Fresh
Food
Panel
D
E
Dispenser Cutout
Position
F
G
36” Side-by-Side (in inches)
A
1/4” Backer Panel
33-7/8
.10” Spacer Panel
33
3/4” Overlay Panel
34-1/8
B
9
8-3/8
9-1/4
C
68-3/8
67
68-5/8
D
E
14-9/16 18-9/16
13-1/4
17-1/4
14-13/16 18-13/16 17-13/16
42” Side-by-Side (in inches)
A
1/4” Backer Panel
39-7/8
.10” Spacer Panel
39
3/4” Overlay Panel
40-1/8
B
9-1/2
8-5/8
9-3/4
C
68-3/8
67
68-5/8
D
E
F
14-9/16 24-9/16
13-1/4
23-1/4
14-13/16 24-13/16 17-15/16
48” Side-by-Side (in inches)
A
1/4” Backer Panel
45-7/8
.10” Spacer Panel
45
3/4” Overlay Panel
46-1/8
B
9-1/2
8-5/8
9-3/4
C
68-3/8
67
68-5/8
D
E
F
18-9/16 29-9/16
17-1/4
25-1/4
18-13/16 26-13/16 17-15/16
9
3-1/4
G
3-1/4
G
5-1/4
Design Guide - Standard Installation
Refrigerator
Frameless Cabinets: The case trim
overlaps cabinets at the top and sides.
Therefore, frameless cabinets may require
filler strips to prevent interfeence with
cabinet door swing. The opening must
allow for filler strips.
23-7/8" From
Rear of
Refrigerator
Case
Trim
3/4"
1"
1-3/4"
2"
1-1/2"
1/2"
3"
2-1/2"
1-1/4"
1/4"
2-3/4"
2-1/4"
1/4"
1/2"
3/4"
1"
l
tee
sS
les
ain
St
3/4" Overlay
Panel
(Nominal Size)
Door
1/4"
Top View
130° DOOR SWING
Scale 1:1
IMPORTANT NOTE –
FOR DISPENSER MODELS:
Dispenser models are supplied with two
dispenser trims, one to fit framed panels and
one for overlay panels. Dispenser trim fit
to the custom panel depends on correct
panel thickness. Framed panels must
be 1/4” nominal. Overlay panels should be
constructed as shown to accomplish a total
1.100” thickness. See pages 19 and 20 for
details.
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1/2"
3/4"
1"
1-1/4"
Design Guide - Standard Installation
Frameless Cabinets:
The case trim overlaps
cabinets at the top
and sides. Therefore,
frameless cabinets may
require filler strips to
prevent interference with
cabinet door swing. The
opening must allow for
filler strips.
Refrigerator
Case Trim
23-7/8"
From Rear of
Refrigerator
1/4"
1/2"
3/4"
1"
1-1/4"
1-1/2"
Top View
90° DOOR SWING
Scale 1:1
Stainless Steel
IMPORTANT NOTE –
FOR DISPENSER MODELS:
Dispenser models are supplied
with two dispenser trims, one
to fit framed panels and one for
overlay panels. Dispenser trim
fit to the
custom panel depends on
correct panel thickness.
Framed panels must be 1/4”
nominal. Overlay panels should
be constructed as shown to
accomplish a total 1.100”
thickness. See pages 19 and 20
for details.
Door
3/4" Overlay
Panel
(Nominal Size)
1/4"
1/2"
3/4"
1"
1-1/4"
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Design Guide - Standard Installation
DISPENSER TRIM FIT EXAMPLES:
(NOT TO SCALE)
1/4” FRAMED PANEL
• The dispenser trim fits over the
custom panel and snaps into the
freezer door.
• The clips will not engage the door
if the panel is more than 0.250”
thick.
• If the panel is less than 0.250”
thick,
a noticeable gap may be created
around the dispenser trim.
1/4” Dispenser Trim
3/4” OVERLAY PANEL
• The dispenser trim fits over the
custom panel and snaps into the
freezer door.
• The clips will not engage the door
if the panel is more than 1.100”
thick.
• If the panel is less than 1.100”
thick, a noticeable gap may be
created around the dispenser trim.
3/4” Overlay Dispenser Trim
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Installation Instructions - Standard Installation
TOOLS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED
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GROUNDING THE REFRIGERATOR
Tinsnips to cut banding
Stepladder
1” Bit extension
Tape measure
Gloves
1/4” Drywall screws
5-Gal. Bucket with cover
6” Spirit level
Appliance hand truck
Tubing cutter
7/16” open-end wrench
#2 Phillips screwdriver
Drill and appropriate bits
5/16”, 7/16” socket
Safety glasses
1-1/8” open end wrench
Pliers
1/4”, 5/16” Combo Rachet
35” long 2x4 for Anti-Tip support
1/4” copper water line tubing or SmartConnect™
Refrigerator Tubing kits
Water shut-off valve
Custom panels for doors and grille panel
Screws to secure refrigerator to cabinetry
Stick-on hook and loop fastener strips for 1/4” side
panels
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
The power cord of this appliance is equipped with a
3-prong (grounding) plug which mates with a standard
3-prong (grounding) wall receptacleto minimize the
possibility of electric shock hazard from this appliance.
Have the wall outlet and circuit checked by a qualified
electrician to make sure the outlet is properly grounded.
Where a standard 2-prong wall outlet
is encountered, it is your personal
responsibility and obligation to have
it replaced with a properly grounded
3-prong wall outlet.
DO NOT, UNDER ANY
CIRCUMSTANCES, CUT OR REMOVE THE THIRD
(GROUND) PRONG FROM THE POWER CORD.
DO NOT USE AN ADAPTER PLUG TO CONNECT
THE REFRIGERATOR TO A 2-PRONG OUTLET.
DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD WITH THIS
APPLIANCE.
MISE À LA TERRE DU RÉFRIGÉRATEUR
ADVERTENCIA
HARDWARE SUPPLIED
•
•
•
•
Risque de choc
électrique.
Water filter bypass plug
Toekick
1/4” nut and ferrule
Dispenser trim for overlay panels (for use with
Custom Panel models).
Le non-respect de ces instructions peut entraîner des
risques d’incendies, des chocs électriques ou la mort.
Le cordon d’alimentation de cet appareil est équipé
d’une fiche à trois broches (pour une mise à la terre)
qui s’adapte à la prise de courant standard à 3 broches
(pour une mise à la terre) pour minimiser les risques de
chocs électriques par cet appareil.
Faites vérifier la prise murale et le circuit électrique par
un électricien qualifié pour s’assurer que le système est
correctement mis à la terre.
Dans le cas d’une prise biphasée,
l’installateur a la responsabilité et
l’obligation de la remplacer par une prise
triphasée correctement mise à la terre.
NE COUPEZ PAS OU N’ENLEVEZ
PAS, SOUS AUCUN PRÉTEXTE, LA
TROISIÈME BROCHE DE MISE À LA TERRE DU
CORDON D’ALIMENTATION.
N’UTILISEZ PAS D’ADAPTATEUR POUR BRANCHER
LE RÉFRIGÉRATEUR À UNE PRISE BIPHASÉE.
N’UTILISEZ PAS DE RALLONGE AVEC CET
APPAREIL.
FLOORING
For proper installation, this refrigerator must be placed
on a level surface of hard material that is at the same
height as the rest of the flooring. This surface should
be strong enough to support a fully loaded refrigerator,
or approximately 1,500 lbs.
NOTE: Protect the finish of the flooring. Cut a large
section of the cardboard carton and place under
the refrigerator where you are working.
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Installation Instructions - Standard Installation
STEP 1 REMOVE PACKAGING
WARNING
STEP 3 INSTALL WATER LINE
• A cold water supply is required for automatic
icemaker operation. The water pressure must be
between 40 and 120 p.s.i.
• Route 1/4” OD copper or SmartConnect™ plastic
tubing between house cold water line and the water
connection location.
• The tubing should be long enough to extend to the
front of the refrigerator. Allow enough tubing to
accommodate the bend leading into the water line
connection.
Tip Over Hazard.
The refrigerator is much heavier at the top than at the
bottom—be careful when moving. When using a hand
truck, handle from the side only.
ADVERTENCIA
Risque de
basculement Le réfrigérateur est beaucoup plus
lourd en haut qu’en bas. Il faut être prudent lors des
déplacements. Si un diable est utilisé, il faut soulever
le réfrigérateur sur le côté seulement.
• Carefully cut banding at the top and bottom, remove
the outer carton.
• Slide out the back corner posts (2).
• Slide the carton off the top of the cabinet.
NOTE: IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO LAY THE
CABINET DOWN IN ORDER TO REMOVE THE
SKID!
• The unit is secured to the
skid with 4 slotted tie-down
straps. Remove the six
7/16” bolts from the base
channels in the tie-downs.
• Remove the six 7/16” bolts
securing the straps to the
Remove
skid.
Tie Downs
NOTE: DO NOT ATTEMPT
TO ROLL UNIT OFF SKID.
• The support blocks on the
bottom of the refrigeration
case must be removed before the refrigerator is
taken off the skid or damage will occur. Carefully
tilt the refrigerator and slide the blocks out from
beneath.
• Remove the toekick and set aside for final
installation.
• Lift the refrigerator off the skid with an appliance
dolly. Handle from the sides.
Floor
Cold Water Line
Toekick
NOTE: The only GE Appliances approved plastic tubing
is supplied in the SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing
kits. Do not use any other plastic water supply line
because the line is under pressure at all times. Other
types of plastic may crack or rupture with age and
cause water damage to your home.
SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing Kits are available
in the following lengths:
2’ (.6 m)
WX08X10002
8’ (2.4 m) WX08X10006
15’ (4.6 m) WX08X10015
25’ (7.6 m) WX08X10025
Shut off the main water supply.
Turn on the nearest faucet long enough to clear the line
of water.
• Install a shut-off valve between the icemaker water
valve and cold water pipe in a basement or cabinet.
The shut-off valve should be located where it will be
easily accessible.
• Turn on the main water supply and flush debris.
Run about a quart of water through the tubing into a
bucket. Shut off the water supply at the shut-off valve.
NOTE: Saddle type shut-off valves are included in
many water supply kits. Before purchasing, make sure
a saddle type valve complies with your local plumbing
codes.
STEP 2 MOVE THE REFRIGERATOR
INTO THE HOUSE
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Plumbing
Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to. Saddle valves
are illegal and use is not permitted in Massachusetts.
Consult with your licensed plumber.
• Re-use the corner posts from the packaging to
protect stainless steel models. Run the appliance
dolly straps over the posts and under the handles.
• Leave the protective film on the refrigerator until
installation is complete. IMPORTANT: Never lift the
refrigerator by the handle or push against the grille
panel; this could cause damage or misalignment.
• Avoid laying the unit on its back or side to prevent
sealed system restrictions.
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Installation Instructions - Standard Installation
STEP 6 ANIT-TIP PROCEDURE (Cont.)
STEP 4 INSTALLATION WITH
HOUSEHOLD WATER
FILTRATION SYSTEM
• Cut a 2” x 4” block, 35” long and secure the block
to the mounting brackets provided using #12 or #14
wood screws.
• Secure the bracket
with wood block to
the back wall so
that it is 84” from
the finished floor.
Use #12 or #14
wood screws. See
the illustration.
• The screws must
penetrate at least
one inch into the
vertical wall studs.
• If metal wall studs, use self-tapping sheet metal
screws in place of wood screws.
IMPORTANT: When the refrigerator is installed under
a soffit or if there is not enough height for this method
of security, brackets cannot be used. Proceed to step
7 to level the refrigerator and then to step 8 to secure
refrigerator to cabinets. The refrigerator must be
secured to prevent tipping.
Skip this step if you do not have a household
water filtration system
If the water supply to the refrigerator is from any
household water filtration system, the filter cartridge
should be removed. For better ice and water
performance, remove the filter and install the filter
bypass plug.
Rotate Counterclockwise
to Remove
Filter Bypass
Plug
STEP 5 INSTALL SIDE PANELS
Skip this step when not using side panels.
If you are using 1/4” side panels, they should be
inserted into the case trim. Fasten the panels to
the refrigerator with stick-on hook and loop fastener
strips before setting the refrigerator in place.
STEP 6 ANIT-TIP PROCEDURE
WARNING
Tip Over Hazard.
These refrigerators are top heavy, especially with
any doors open, and must be secured to prevent
tipping forward which could result in death or
serious injury. Read and follow the entire installation
instructions for securing the refrigerator with the antitip system.
Connect Power Cord:
• Before pushing the refrigerator into the opening,
plug the power cord into the receptacle. Open the
grille panel and reach into the opening at the back
to grasp the power cord. Pull the power cord into the
opening as you push the refrigerator back.
• Gently push refrigerator into the opening with hands
against front corners.
ADVERTENCIA
Risque de
basculement
Ces réfrigérateurs présentent une partie supérieure
lourde, en particulier avec une porte ouverte; ils
doivent donc être fixés pour prévenir le basculement
vers l’avant et le risque concomitant de blessure
grave ou fatale. Lisez et suivez les instructions
d’installation complètes pour l’installation du système
anti-basculement.
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Installation Instructions - Standard Installation
STEP 7 LEVEL REFRIGERATOR
STEP 8 ALTERNATE ANTI-TIP
PROCEDURE
All models have 4-point leveling. The front is
supported by leveling legs, the rear is supported by
adjustable wheels. Both are accessible from the front
of the refrigerator.
• To level the back of the refrigerator, turn the 7/16”
hex nut located above the front wheels. Turn
clockwise to raise or counterclockwise to lower the
refrigerator.
• For front leveling, use a
1-1/4” open-end wrench.
• Adjust height of refrigerator
to match installation cutout
opening 84-1/2”. The
refrigerator should be level
and plumb with cabinetry.
NOTICE: The rear leveling
wheels and front leveling legs are limited to a
maximum height adjustment of 1”. If the installation
requires more than 84-1/2” height, the installer should
elevate the refrigerator on a sheet of plywood or
runners. Cabinetry trim could also be added across
the top of the opening to shorten the opening. If you
attempt to raise the refrigerator more than 1”,
you will damage the front leveling legs and the
rear leveling wheels. Make adjustments in small
increments.
The refrigerator must be secured to prevent tipping.
• Raise the grille panel to access case trim.
• Use a 3/16” bit to drill four evenly spaced clearance
holes through the metal top case trim.
• Use a 1/16” bit to drill to pilot holes through the metal
clearance holes and into the wood soffit. The holes
should be centered in the soffit or a 3/4” min. wood
brace. The brace spanning the enclosure must be
securely fastened to cabinets on both sides.
• Install four, 1-1/2” drywall screws into the pilot holes.
• Drill screws into adjacent cabinets through side case
trim.
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Installation Instructions - Standard Installation
STEP 9 ADJUST DOOR SWING
STEP 10 INSTALL GRILLE PANEL
To insert the framed or overlay panel into the
grille:
• Raise the grille panel to the stop position.
NOTE: This refrigerator has a 3-position door stop:
90°, 115°, and 130°. When space does not allow the
door to swing open fully to 115°, you may change
the door swing to a 90° opening. A 130° door swing
option is available for standard installation only. Skip
this step if door opening is satisfactory for your
installation situation.
• Open the door to view the bottom hinge. Note the
door stop pin locations. The pin is factory installed in
the 115° position.
• Close the door. From below, use pliers to unscrew
the door stop and reinstall into the 130° or 90°
position.
Loosen
Side
Trim
Screw
Loosen
Side
Trim
Screw
Adjust Nut Below
Spring to Accommodate
Panel Weight
• Loosen the screws on the side trim behind the frame.
Remove the bottom trim.
CAUTION
SHARP EDGE HAZARD
The metal panel may be slippery. Grip the metal panel
firmly so the panel does not slip out of the frame and
cause personal injury or damage to the frame.
ATTENTION RISQUE DE COUPURE : ATTENTION
AUX ARÊTES VIVES
Le panneau en métal peut bêtre glissant. Tenir
fermement le panneau en métal, de manière à ce
que le panneau ne glisse pas en dehors du cadre en
provoquant des blessures corporelles ou des dommages
au cadre.
• Slide the panel over the metal backer panel and into the
trim.
• If necessary, tap with a wood block until the panel slips
under the top trim piece.
• Reassemble the bottom trim. Tighten the screws.
• Adjust the hinge spring to accommodate the panel
weight, if necessary.
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Installation Instructions - Standard Installation
STEP 11 INSTALL 1/4” FRAMED PANELS
Go to Step 12A for Overlay Panels
Supplied Handle
Shown in 1/4”
Panel Position
Install door panels:
• Open the door to 90°. Remove the 6 Phillips head
screws from the door handle.
• Remove the handle. Retain all screws.
• Remove the 6 screws holding the trim, then lift off the
trim. Retain the screws.
• Slide the framed panel into the door trim.
Dispenser Models Only:
• The dispenser controls protrude beyond the face of the
freezer door. To avoid damage to the dispenser, the
trim at the top of the door should be removed.
• Remove the screws holding the top trim in place.
• Place the freezer panel into the bottom channel and
slide into the hinge side trim.
• Reinstall the top trim piece with screws.
• There are two sets of holes in the handle side trim.
Replace the handle side trim by installing the original
screws in the FRONT screw holes.
• Secure the handle to the door using the REAR screw
holes.
• Follow the same procedures to install the opposite
panel.
• Check to be sure the handles are evenly aligned with
each other at the top. To adjust, loosen the handle
screws and slide up or down. Tighten the screws.
NOTE: Aluminum cover trim is supplied for use with
custom handles on overlay panels. It is not intended for
use with 1/4” panels. Discard the cover trim when using
1/4” framed panels.
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Installation Instructions - Standard Installation
STEP 11A INSTALL OVERLAY PANELS
Supplied Handle
Shown in Overlay
Panel Position
Install door panels:
• Open door to 90°. Remove the 6 Phillips head screws
from the door handle.
• Remove the handle. Retain all screws.
• Remove the 6 screws holding the trim, then lift off the
trim. Retain the screws.
• Slide the overlay panel into the door trim.
Dispenser Models Only:
• The dispenser controls protrude beyond the face of
the freezer door. To avoid damage to the dispenser,
the trim at the top of the door should be removed.
• Remove the screws holding the top trim in place.
• Place the assembled freezer panel into the bottom
channel and slide into the hinge side trim.
• Reinstall the top trim piece with the screws.
• There are two sets of holes in the handle side trim.
Replace handle side trim by installing the original
screws in the REAR screw holes.
• Secure the handle to the door using the FRONT
screw holes.
• Follow the same procedures to install the opposite
panel.
• Check to be sure the handles are evenly aligned with
each other at the top. To adjust, loosen the handle
screws and slide up or down. Tighten the screws.
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Installation Instructions - Standard Installation
STEP 11A INSTALL OVERLAY PANELS
(continued)
STEP 11A INSTALL OVERLAY
PANELS (continued)
Custom Handles
• If you are using custom handles, the handle must e
properly secured to the overlay panel before sliding
the panel into the trim.
• The cabinet manufacturer will supply the custom
handle and hardware.
• Discard the supplied handle.
• Carefully place the aluminum cover trim onto the top
bracket so that the bracket is inside the cover trim.
Use the top to bottom grooves along the handle side
to align the cover trim accurately. Align the bracket
with the screw holes in the top of the door. Pull the
tape a few inches at a time while pressing the trim
against the door. Press and hold approximately 10
seconds before continuing along the length of the
door.
• Install another bracket at the bottom of the door to
secure the cover trim. Use a stubby Phillips head
screwdriver and the 2 screws provided.
• NOTE: Make sure there are no gaps in the
installation.
• Follow the same procedure on the opposite door.
Reinstall all original screws.
STEP 12 CONNECT WATER SUPPLY
• Reinstall the handle side trim, using all 12 supplied
flat-head screws, plus the 12 flat-head screws
originally installed in the handle trim.
• Install a supplied end cap onto the top of the door,
using a Phillips head screwdriver and the 2 screws
provided. Hand-tighten the screws into the end
caps. Do not overtighten; damage will occur.
• Clean the aluminum trim with rubbing alcohol—
do not use alcohols with oil or lanolin that will prevent
adhesion of double-sided tape.
• Slip the aluminum cover onto the top bracket to check
the fit. The aluminum cover trim has a slot on each
end which fits the bracket.
Top Bracket
Slide aliminum
trim over top
bracket.
Refrigerator
Water Supply
House
Water Supply
Top Bracket
• Locate and bring the tubing to the front of the cabinet.
• Turn the water on to flush debris from the line. Run
about a quart of water through the tubing into a
bucket, then shut off the water.
Copper Tubing:
• Slip a 1/4” nut and ferrule (provided) over both ends of
the copper tubing. Insert the tube into the union fitting
on the unit and tighten the nut to the union.
• Turn on the water to check for leaks.
SmartConnect™ Tubing:
NOTE: The only GE Appliances-approved plastic tubing is
supplied in the SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing kits.
Do not use any other plastic water supply line because
the line is under pressure at all times. Other types of
plastic may crack or rupture with age and cause water
damage to your home.
SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing Kits are available in
the following lengths:
Secure top
bracket with
2 screws.
• Remove the trim. Peel away a few inches of the
adhesive backing.
IMPORTANT: The tape is very sticky and strong.
Once it adheres to a surface, it cannot be removed
without damaging both surfaces. Do not install the
trim before the final wood panels are in place. Be
sure to align the trim carefully before removing the
paper backing.
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Installation Instructions - Standard Installation
STEP 12 CONNECT WATER SUPPLY
(continued)
STEP 14 START ICEMAKER
Icemaker
2’ (.6 m)
8’ (2.4 m)
15’ (4.6 m)
25’ (7.6 m)
WX08X10002
WX08X10006
WX08X1 0015
WX08X10025
• Insert the molded end of the tubing into the refrigerator
connection. Tighten the compression nut until it is just
hand tight.
• Tighten one additional turn with a wrench.
Overtightening can cause leaks!
• Turn on the water to check for leaks.
Power
Switch
• Slide the switch to ON. The icemaker will begin
operation automatically.
• Be sure nothing interferes with the sweep of the
feeler arm.
• Discard the first full bucket of ice cubes.
• To turn the icemaker off, slide the switch to OFF.
NOTE: Make sure excess tubing length does not interfere
with the toekick installation.
STEP 13 CONNECT POWER, CLOSE
GRILLE PANEL
STEP 15 INSTALL TOEKICKS
• Open the grille panel.
• Plug in the power cord (if necessary) by reaching
into the opening next to the water filter. If access
is too tight, remove the 2 screws holding the water
filter bracket and move aside. Plug in the power cord
and secure the bracket with the original screws.
• Locate the supplied toekicks (shipped taped to the
side of the refrigerator.
• The narrower set of toe kicks will be used with
standard installation. You can discard the other set of
toe kicks.
• Attach the LARGER toekick to the refrigerator using
ONLY the top center hole (1).
• Attach the toekick skirt to the refrigerator using the
three lower slots (2).
Bracket
Screws
Master Light
Switches
Feeler Arm
Electrical
Outlet Access
• Check to make sure power to refrigerator is on by
opening refrigerator door to see if interior lights are
on.
• The temperature controls are preset at 37°F for the
fresh food section and 0°F for the freezer.
• Allow 24 hours to stabilize before making
adjustments.
1
2
• A custom toekick can be installed to match or
complement the surrounding cabinetry. Use the
supplied toekick as a template to cut the shape.
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Installation Instructions - Standard Installation
INSPECT FINAL INSTALLATION
Check door alignment. Stand back away from the
refrigerator to inspect the final installation.
• Check to be sure the handles are evenly aligned with
each other at the top. To adjust, loosen the handle
screws and slide up or down. Tighten the screws.
• Shipping or the addition of heavy door panels may
have caused the doors to move slightly out of
alignment.
Door Out of
Alignment
Bushing
Door H
inge
Case Hing
e
Raise
5/16" Wrench
• If necessary, the fresh food door may be adjusted
up or down to align with the freezer door.
• Use a 5/16” wrench to adjust the hinge pin as
shown.
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Instructions for Flush Installation
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Design Guide - Flush Installation
THE INSTALLATION SPACE
DIMENSIONS AND CLEARANCES
36" Models 12"
42" Models 19"
48" Models 22-1/4"
25-3/8" Framed Models
35", 41", or 47"
Case Width
* Shipping height. The
refrigerator can be
adjusted to fit into a
cutout that is 85” in
height. Use leveling
*84"
From legs and wheels for
Floor a maximum 1” height
adjustment.
*Finished Width
85" max
Finished
Opening
6"
Electrical
Area
*83-1/2"
at
Rear
5"
26-3/16"
7" Water Supply 7"
75" From Floor
to Bottom
of Electrical
Area
3 1/2"
36", 42" or 48"
Frame to Frame
3 1/2"
Depth Including Handles 26-7/8”
*Finished cutout width must be:
39” for 36” models
45” for 42” models
51” for 48” models
Product Clearances
These refrigerators are equipped with a 3-position
door stop. The factory-set 115° door swing can be
adjusted to 90° if clearance to adjacent cabinets or
walls is restricted. Only standard installation can be
adjusted to 130°.
Water And Electrical Locations
The opening must be prepared with the electrical and
the cold water supply located as shown.
The Cutout Depth Must Be 26-3/16”
Wooden cleats are required for flush installation. See
Side Cleats on page 27. If 3/4” Overlay panels w/
90 degree door swing are to be used then cutout
depth must be 26-1/4”
90° Door Swing
115° Door Swing
B
A
23-7/8"
Behind
Frame
Additional Specifications
• A 115 volt 60Hz., 15 or 20 amp power supply is
required. An individual properly grounded branch
circuit or circuit breaker is recommended. Install
a properly grounded 3-prong electrical receptacle
recessed into the back wall. Electrical must be
located on the rear wall as shown.
NOTE: GFI (ground fault interrupter) is not
recommended.
• The water line can enter the opening through the
floor or back wall. The water line should be 1/4”
O.D. copper tubing or SmartConnect™ kit between
the cold water line and water connection location,
long enough to extend to the front of the refrigerator.
Installation of an easily accessible shut-off valve in
the water line is required.
C
Models
36”
42”
48”
A
13”
13”
15”
B
15”
19”
20”
C
20-5/8”
26-5/8”
28-5/8”
*Min. Distance
to Wall
*4” Stainless and
Trimmed Models.
5” Pro Series
Allow minimum clearances for the freezer door
(Dimension A) and fresh food door (Dimension B) for
a full 115° door swing and to allow for pan removal.
For a 90° door swing, allow 4” min. clearance to a
wall, for framed and stainless steel models. Allow
5” min. clearance for professional series models.
If the 90° door stop position is used, pan access is
maintained, but pan removal is restricted.
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Design Guide - Flush Installation
CUSTOMIZATION BASICS:
These refrigerators are designed to be customized with decorative panels. Field installed custom door and grille
panels are required.
Optional Accessory Kits
ZKHSS2: Monogram Tubular Stainless Steel handles
designed to fit 3/4” overlay panels.
ZKHPSS1: Professional Tubular Stainless Steel handles
designed to fit 3/4” overlay panels. Kit includes one
handle. Order 2 kits for side-by-side refrigerator models
from your Monogram supplier
ZUG2: For side-by-side installation of two trimmed
models. This kit provides for the installation of a unified
custom grille panel to span the width of two units using
a framed or overlay panel.
CUSTOM HANDLE DESIGN GUIDE
Custom handles must be used for flush installation. For
custom handle installation, counterbore holes in rear of
decorative panels must ensure 1/2” material thickness
remains for handle support.
NOTE: The counterbore must not exceed 1” in
diameter.
1/2”
1-1/4”
1-1/4”
Minimum distance from handle
side edge to handle center
should be 1-1/4” as shown.
7/8"
1/4”
3/4”
0.85"
1/2"
REFRIGERATOR LOCATION
SIDE PANELS
• Do not install the refrigerator where the
temperature will go below 55°F (13°C). It
will not run often enough to maintain proper
temperatures.
• Do not install the refrigerator where temperatures
will go above 100°F (37°C). It will not perform
properly.
• Do not install the refrigerator in a location
exposed to water (rain, etc.) or direct sunlight.
• Install it on a floor strong enough to support it
fully loaded.
24"
Side panels must be used
whenever the sides of
the refrigerator will be
3/16"
exposed. The 1/4” side
1-7/8"
panels will slip into the
side case trim. Secure the
panels to the refrigerator
*84"
with stick-on hook and
loop fastener strips. Order
the side
panels from the cabinet
manufacturer.
• Cut a notch in the top
*3" to 4"
front corner as shown
to allow clearance for
2-9/16"
corner keys in the front
side trim.
* Depending on installation height.
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Design Guide - Flush Installation
1/2” OVERLAY PANEL DIMENSIONS
For a more custom appearance, overlay panels may be installed on trimmed models.
The overlay panel must be secured to a 1/4” thick backer panel which slides into the
trim. A spacer panel 0.10” thick must be placed between the overlay and backer panel.
Assemble the panels with glue and screws:
• Center the spacer panel on the backer panel, left to right and top to bottom. Secure
the panels with glue.
• Refer to the following chart for locating the backer panel to the overlay panel.
Secure the overlay panel to the backer panel with glue and screws. Screws must be
countersunk into the backer panel.
Door
1/2"
Overlay
Panel
Hinge Side
1/4"
Backer
Panel
C
C
.250” + .10” + .50” =
.850” Total Panel Thickness
Grille Back
C
Freezer
Back
Backer with
Overlay Panel
Assembly
D
B
Fresh Food
Back
A
A
B
D
D
A
.10"
Spacer
A
B
C
D
SxS Fresh Food
2-1/16”
1/16”
1/8”
1/8”
SxS Freezer
2-1/16”
1/16”
SxS Grille
2-1/16”
2-1/16”
1/8”
*2” for
36” models1/8”
1-15/32”*
7/32”
B
IMPORTANT NOTE – DISPENSER MODELS
The refrigerator is supplied with 3 dispenser trims; 2
for standard installation and 1 for flush installation. The
flush installation trim is designed to fit a total panel
thickness of 0.85” or 0.75”.
• If the panel is less than 0.75” a noticeable gap may be
created around the dispenser trim.
• If the panel is more than 0.85” the dispenser trim
cannot be secured to the door.
• The overlay panel must be constructed according to
the specifications shown to achieve the correct total
thickness.
• Cut the dispenser opening after the backer, spacer
and overlay panels have been assembled.
See Dispenser Trim Fit Example, page 28.
Panel Dimensions
E
15-3/8”
F
9-5/8”
36” Side-by-Side
1/4” Backer Panel
.10” Spacer Panel
1/2” Overlay Panel
Fresh Food
68-3/8” x 18-9/16”
67” x 17-9/16”
68-5/8” x 20-7/8”
Freezer
68-3/8” x 14-9/16”
67” x 13-9/16”
68-5/8” x 16-7/8”
Grille
33-7/8” x 9”
33” x 8-3/8”
38” x 11-3/16”
Dispenser Cutout Position
42” Side-by-Side
1/4” Backer Panel
.10” Spacer Panel
1/2” Overlay Panel
Fresh Food
68-3/8”x 24-9/16”
67” x 23-9/16”
68-5/8” x 26-7/8”
Freezer
68-3/8” x 14-9/16”
67” x 13-9/16”
68-5/8” x 16-7/8”
Grille
39-7/8” x 9-1/2”
39” x 8-5/8”
44” x 11-3/16”
Dispenser Cutout Position
48” Side-by-Side
1/4” Backer Panel
.10” Spacer Panel
1/2” Overlay Panel
Fresh Food
68-3/8” x 26-9/16”
67” x 25-9/16”
68-5/8” x 28-7/8”
Freezer
68-3/8” x 18-9/16”
67” x 17-9/16”
68-5/8” x 20-7/8”
Grille
45-7/8” x 9-1/2”
45” x 8-5/8”
50” x 11-3/16”
Dispenser Cutout Position
IMPORTANT NOTE: Maximum total weight for the assembled panels:
• Fresh food door panel – 75 lbs. • Freezer door panel – 53 lbs.
• Grille Panel – 18 lbs.
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E
F
17-23/32”
3-3/8”
E
F
17-23/32”
3-3/8”
E
F
17-23/32”
5-3/8”
Design Guide - Flush Installation
3/4” RAISED PANEL DIMENSIONS
For a more custom appearance raised panels may be installed
on trimmed models. The panels must be 3/4” thick at and routed
per the instructions below in order to guarantee proper operation
Door
IMPORTANT NOTE – DISPENSER MODELS
The refrigerator is supplied with 3 dispenser trims; 2 for
standard installation and 1 for flush installation. The overlay
dispenser trim is designed to fit a total panel thickness of 0.85”
or 0.75”.
• If the panel is less than 0.75” a noticeable gap may be created
around the dispenser trim.
• If the panel is more than 0.85” the dispenser trim cannot be
secured to the door.
• The overlay panel must be constructed according to the
specifications shown to achieve the correct total thickness.
See Dispenser Trim Fit Example, page 30.
3/4"
Raised
Panel
Panel Dimensions
36” Side-by-Side
Fresh Food
Freezer
Grille
3/4” Raised Panel
68-5/8” x 20-7/8”
68-5/8” x 16-7/8”
38” x 11-3/16”
42” Side-by-Side
Fresh Food
Freezer
Grille
3/4” Raised Panel
68-5/8” x 26-7/8”
68-5/8” x 16-7/8”
44” x 11-3/16”
48” Side-by-Side
Fresh Food
Freezer
Grille
3/4” Raised Panel
68-5/8” x 28-7/8”
68-5/8” x 20-7/8”
50” x 11-3/16”
E
15-3/8”
F
Dispenser Cutout Position
E
F
17-23/32”
3-3/8”
Dispenser Cutout Position
E
F
17-23/32”
3-3/8”
Dispenser Cutout Position
E
F
17-23/32”
5-3/8”
IMPORTANT NOTE: Maximum total weight
for the assembled panels:
• Fresh food door panel – 75 lbs.
• Freezer door panel – 53 lbs.
• Grille Panel – 18 lbs.
9-5/8”
WARNING
d
Door Trim Pinch Point Hazard
Improper installation can lead to a finger pinch point
hazard between the side door trim and the cabinets
when operating the door, especially with children.
To minimize this risk you must follow the installation
instructions for cabinet dimensions, trim assembly,
and door stop angle.
ADVERTENCIA
Risque de pincement de la garniture de porte
Une installation incorrecte représente un risque de pincement
pour les doigts entre le côté de la garniture de porte et les
armoires lors de l’ouverture ou de la fermeture de la porte,
spécialement pour les enfants. Pour réduire ce risque, vous
devez suivre les instructions d’installation selon les dimensions
des armoires, l’assemblage de garniture et l’angle de butée de
la porte.
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Design Guide - Flush Installation
3/4” RAISED DOOR PANEL ROUTING
For 3/4” raised door panel, routing is required. The router depth is 1/4” all the way around the panel back. Additional
panel width reductions are required per the diagrams below. This will create a “picture frame” routing that will slide
onto the attached door trim.
TOP
DETAIL TOP
NOTE: Routed areas should be
finished as they may be visible
when assembled.
3/4”
11/32”
1/4”
1/4”
Front
11/32”
Back
Back
Front
3/32”
CORNER VIEW SHOWING
“PICTURE FRAME” ROUTING
DETAIL BOTTOM
DETAIL HANDLE
SIDE
DETAIL HINGE
SIDE
ROUTER DEPTH 1/4”
3/16”
2-1/16”
Front
HINGE
SIDE
HANDLE
SIDE
Back
BOTTOM
3/4” PANEL SIDE VIEW
(AFTER ROUTING)
3/4” PANEL BOTTOM VIEW
(AFTER ROUTING)
NOTE: For panels constructed with rails and stiles (5-panel), the minimum width is 3” for rails and 4” for stiles.
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Design Guide - Flush Installation
3/4” RAISED GRILLE PANEL ROUTING
For 3/4” raised grille panel, routing is required. The router depth is 1/4” all the way around the panel back. Additional
panel width reductions are required per the diagrams below. This will create a “picture frame” routing that will slide
onto the attached grille trim.
DETAIL TOP
TOP
ROUTER DEPTH 1/4”
1-1/2”
2” for 36”
models
NOTE: Routed areas should be
finished as they may be visible
when assembled.
Front
Back
Back
Front
CORNER VIEW SHOWING
“PICTURE FRAME” ROUTING
3/16”
DETAIL BOTTOM
BOTTOM
3/4” PANEL SIDE VIEW
(AFTER ROUTING)
DETAIL
LEFT SIDE
DETAIL RIGHT
SIDE
ROUTER DEPTH 1/4”
ROUTER DEPTH 1/4”
2-1/16”
2-1/16”
Front
LEFT
SIDE
RIGHT
SIDE
Back
3/4” PANEL BOTTOM VIEW
(AFTER ROUTING)
NOTE: For panels constructed with rails and stiles (5-panel), the minimum width is 3” for rails and 4” for stiles.
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Design Guide - Flush Installation
DISPENSER TRIM FIT EXAMPLES:
(NOT TO SCALE)
FREEZER DOOR
CUSTOM PANEL
• The dispenser trim fits over the custom
panel and snaps into the freezer door.
Custom Panel
Ice / Water Dispenser
3/4”Overlay Dispenser Trim
SIDE CLEATS
Wood cleats are required to be installed vertically
down both sides of the cabinet opening to provide
depth stop for the refrigerator when installed into the
opening.
The cleat should be installed per the diagrams below
based on the type of panel being used.
TOP VIEW
Finished
Cleat
5-1/4”
DOOR
3/4” Panel
1/2”
Case Trim
TOP VIEW
Finished
Cleat
5-3/8”
DOOR
1/2” Panel
1/2”
Case Trim
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Installation Instruction - Flush Installation
TOOLS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED
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GROUNDING THE REFRIGERATOR
Tinsnips to cut banding
Stepladder
1” Bit extension
Tape measure
Gloves
1/4” Drywall screws
5-Gal. Bucket with cover
6” Spirit level
Appliance hand truck
Tubing cutter
7/16” open-end wrench
#2 Phillips screwdriver
Drill and appropriate bits
5/16”, 7/16” socket
Safety glasses
1-1/8” open end wrench
Pliers
1/4”, 5/16” Combo Rachet
35” long 2x4 for Anti-Tip support
1/4” copper water line tubing or SmartConnect™
Refrigerator Tubing kits
Water shut-off valve
Custom panels for doors and grille panel
Screws to secure refrigerator to cabinetry
Stick-on hook and loop fastener strips for 1/4” side
panels
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
The power cord of this appliance is equipped with a
3-prong (grounding) plug which mates with a standard
3-prong (grounding) wall receptacle to minimize the
possibility of electric shock hazard from this appliance.
Have the wall outlet and circuit checked by a qualified
electrician to make sure the outlet is properly grounded.
Where a standard 2-prong wall outlet is encountered,
it is your personal responsibility and obligation to have
it replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong wall outlet.
DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, CUT OR
REMOVE THE THIRD (GROUND) PRONG FROM
THE POWER CORD.
DO NOT USE AN ADAPTER PLUG TO CONNECT
THE REFRIGERATOR TO A
2-PRONG OUTLET.
DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION
CORD WITH THIS APPLIANCE.
MISE À LA TERRE DU RÉFRIGÉRATEUR
ADVERTENCIA
Risque de choc
électrique.
HARDWARE SUPPLIED
Le non-respect de ces instructions peut entraîner des
risques d’incendies, des chocs électriques ou la mort.
Le cordon d’alimentation de cet appareil est équipé
d’une fiche à trois broches (pour une mise à la terre)
qui s’adapte à la prise de courant standard à 3 broches
(pour une mise à la terre) pour minimiser les risques de
chocs électriques par cet appareil.
Faites vérifier la prise murale et le circuit électrique par
un électricien qualifié pour s’assurer que le système est
correctement mis à la terre.
Dans le cas d’une prise biphasée, l’installateur a la
responsabilité et l’obligation de la remplacer par une
prise triphasée correctement mise à la terre.
NE COUPEZ PAS OU N’ENLEVEZ PAS, SOUS
AUCUN PRÉTEXTE, LA TROISIÈME BROCHE DE
MISE À LA TERRE DU CORDON
D’ALIMENTATION.
N’UTILISEZ PAS D’ADAPTATEUR
POUR BRANCHER LE
RÉFRIGÉRATEUR À UNE PRISE
BIPHASÉE.
N’UTILISEZ PAS DE RALLONGE AVEC CET
APPAREIL.
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Water filter bypass plug
Toekick
1/4” nut and ferrule
Dispenser trim for overlay panels (for use with
Custom Panel models).
• Flush inset case trim
FLOORING
For proper installation, this refrigerator must be placed
on a level surface of hard material that is at the same
height as the rest of the flooring. This surface should
be strong enough to support a fully loaded refrigerator,
or approximately 1,500 lbs.
NOTE: Protect the finish of the flooring. Cut a large
section of the cardboard carton and place under the
refrigerator where you are working.
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STEP 1 REMOVE PACKAGING
WARNING
STEP 3 INSTALL WATER LINE
• A cold water supply is required for automatic icemaker
operation. The water pressure must be between 40
and 120 p.s.i.
• Route 1/4” OD copper or SmartConnect™ plastic
tubing between house cold water line and the water
connection location.
• The tubing should be long enough to extend to the
front of the refrigerator. Allow enough tubing to
accommodate the bend leading into the water line
connection.
Tip Over Hazard.
The refrigerator is much heavier at the top than at the
bottom—be careful when moving. When using a hand
truck, handle from the side only.
ADVERTENCIA
Risque de
basculement Le réfrigérateur est beaucoup plus
lourd en haut qu’en bas. Il faut être prudent lors des
déplacements. Si un diable est utilisé, il faut soulever
le réfrigérateur sur le côté seulement.
• Carefully cut banding at the top and bottom, remove
the outer carton.
• Slide out the back corner posts (2).
• Slide the carton off the top of the cabinet.
NOTE: IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO LAY THE
CABINET DOWN IN ORDER
TO REMOVE THE SKID!
• The unit is secured to the
skid with 4 slotted tie-down
straps. Remove the six
7/16” bolts from the base
channels in the tie-downs.
• Remove the six 7/16” bolts
Remove
securing the straps to the
Tie Downs
skid.
NOTE: DO NOT ATTEMPT
TO ROLL UNIT OFF SKID.
• The support blocks on the
bottom of the refrigeration case must be removed
before the refrigerator is taken off the skid or
damage will occur. Carefully tilt the refrigerator and
slide the blocks out from beneath.
• Remove the toekick and set aside for final
installation.
• Lift the refrigerator off the skid with an appliance
dolly. Handle from the sides.
Floor
Cold Water Line
Toekick
NOTE: The only GE Appliances approved plastic
tubing is supplied in the SmartConnect™ Refrigerator
Tubing kits. Do not use any other plastic water supply
line because the line is under pressure at all times.
Other types of plastic may crack or rupture with age
and cause water damage to your home.
SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing Kits are available
in the following lengths:
2’ (.6 m)
WX08X10002
8’ (2.4 m) WX08X10006
15’ (4.6 m) WX08X10015
25’ (7.6 m) WX08X10025
Shut off the main water supply.
Turn on the nearest faucet long enough to clear the line
of water.
• Install a shut-off valve between the icemaker water
valve and cold water pipe in a basement or cabinet.
The shut-off valve should be located where it will be
easily accessible.
• Turn on the main water supply and flush debris.
Run about a quart of water through the tubing into a
bucket. Shut off the water supply at the shut-off valve.
NOTE: Saddle type shut-off valves are included in
many water supply kits. Before purchasing, make sure
a saddle type valve complies with your local plumbing
codes.
STEP 2 MOVE THE REFRIGERATOR
INTO THE HOUSE
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Plumbing
Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to. Saddle valves
are illegal and use is not permitted in Massachusetts.
Consult with your licensed plumber.
• Re-use the corner posts from the packaging to
protect stainless steel models. Run the appliance
dolly straps over the posts and under the handles.
• Leave the protective film on the refrigerator until
installation is complete. IMPORTANT: Never lift the
refrigerator by the handle or push against the grille
panel; this could cause damage or misalignment.
• Avoid laying the unit on its back or side to prevent
sealed system restrictions.
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STEP 7 ANIT-TIP PROCEDURE
STEP 4 INSTALLATION WITH
HOUSEHOLD WATER
FILTRATION SYSTEM
WARNING
Tip Over Hazard.
These refrigerators are top heavy, especially with any
doors open, and must be secured to prevent tipping
forward which could result in death or serious injury.
Read and follow the entire installation instructions for
securing the refrigerator with the anti-tip system.
Skip this step if you do not have a household water
filtration system
If the water supply to the refrigerator is from any
household water filtration system, the filter cartridge
should be removed. For better ice and water performance,
remove the filter and install the filter bypass plug.
ADVERTENCIA
Risque de
basculement
Rotate Counterclockwise To
Remove
Ces réfrigérateurs présentent une partie supérieure
lourde, en particulier avec une porte ouverte; ils
doivent donc être fixés pour prévenir le basculement
vers l’avant et le risque concomitant de blessure
grave ou fatale. Lisez et suivez les instructions
d’installation complètes pour l’installation du système
anti-basculement.
Filter Bypass
Plug
• Cut a 1” x 4” block, 35” long.
• Measure and mark under the soffit, 5-1/4” from the
front edge of the cabinet.
• Secure the wood block under the soffit. From the
bottom of the block to the finished floor should
measure 84”. See the illustration.
STEP 5 INSTALL SIDE PANELS
Skip this step when not using side panels.
If you are using 1/4” side panels, they should be
inserted into the case trim. Fasten the panels to the
refrigerator with stick-on hook and loop fastener strips
before setting the refrigerator in place.
STEP 6 INSTALL CASE TRIM
The unit arrives with case trim for standard installation
attached. Flush installation case trim is provided.
Remove the three pieces of factory installed case
trim (both sides and top). Install new case trim using
supplied right hand and left hand case trim pieces
and case trim screws. A top piece of case trim is not
required for flush installation. Attach case trim to each
side of case as shown in illustration using case trim
screws in holes provided down each side of the case.
Connect Power Cord:
• Before pushing the refrigerator into the opening, plug
the power cord into the receptacle. Open the grille
panel and reach into the opening at the back to grasp
the power cord. Pull the power cord into the opening
as you push the refrigerator back.
• Gently push refrigerator into the opening with hands
against front corners.
• Once the refrigerator is pushed into the opening,
use leveling legs to raise the refrigerator until it rests
against the block installed at the top of the opening.
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STEP 7 ANIT-TIP PROCEDURE
(continued)
STEP 8 LEVEL REFRIGERATOR
All models have 4-point leveling. The front is supported
by leveling legs, the rear is supported by adjustable
wheels. Both are accessible from the front of the
refrigerator.
• To level the back of the refrigerator, turn the 7/16”
hex nut located above the front wheels. Turn
clockwise to raise or
counterclockwise to lower
the refrigerator.
• For front leveling, use a
1-1/4” open-end wrench.
• Adjust height of refrigerator
to match installation cutout
opening 84-1/2”. The
refrigerator should be level
and plumb with cabinetry.
NOTICE: The rear leveling wheels and front leveling
legs are limited to a maximum height adjustment
of 1”. If the installation requires more than 84-1/2”
height, the installer should elevate the refrigerator
on a sheet of plywood or runners. Cabinetry trim
could also be added across the top of the opening
to shorten the opening. If you attempt to raise the
refrigerator more than 1”, you will damage the
front leveling legs and the rear leveling wheels.
Make adjustments in small increments.
We recommend units for flush installation be
installed under a soffit. If this is not possible, follow
these instructions using the mounting brackets.
• Cut a 2” x 4” block, 35” long and secure the block
to the mounting brackets provided using #12 or #14
wood screws.
• Secure the bracket with wood block to the back wall
so that it is 84” from the finished floor. Use #12 or #14
wood screws. See the illustration.
• The screws must
penetrate at least
one inch into the
vertical wall studs.
• If metal wall studs
then use selftapping sheet metal
screws in place of
the wood screws
to secure the block
and brackets to the
wall.
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STEP 9 ADJUST DOOR SWING
WARNING
NOTE: This refrigerator has a 3-position door stop.
When space does not allow the door to swing open
fully to 115°, you may change the door swing to a
90° opening. A 130° door swing option is available
for standard installation only. Skip this step if door
opening is satisfactory for your installation
situation.
• Open the door to view the bottom hinge.
Note the door stop pin locations. The pin is factory
installed in the 115° position.
• Close the door. From below, use pliers to unscrew
the door stop and reinstall into the 90° position.
Door Trim Pinch Point Hazard
Improper installation can lead to a finger pinch point
hazard between the side door trim and the cabinets
when operating the door, especially with children. To
minimize this risk you must follow the installation instructions for cabinet dimensions, trim assembly, and
door stop angle.
ADVERTENCIA
Risque de pincement
de la garniture de porte
Une installation incorrecte représente un risque
de pincement pour les doigts entre le côté de la
garniture de porte et les armoires lors de l’ouverture
ou de la fermeture de la porte, spécialement pour les
enfants. Pour réduire ce risque, vous devez suivre
les instructions d’installation selon les dimensions
des armoires, l’assemblage de garniture et l’angle de
butée de la porte.
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STEP 10 INSTALL GRILLE PANEL
CAUTION
To insert the framed or overlay panel into the grille:
• Raise the grille panel to the stop position.
SHARP EDGE HAZARD
The metal panel may be slippery. Grip the metal panel
firmly so the panel does not slip out of the frame and
cause personal injury or damage to the frame.
ATTENTION
RISQUE DE COUPURE :
ATTENTION AUX ARÊTES VIVES
Le panneau en métal peut bêtre glissant. Tenir
fermement le panneau en métal, de manière à ce
que le panneau ne glisse pas en dehors du cadre
en provoquant des blessures corporelles ou des
dommages au cadre.
• Slide the panel over the metal backer panel and into
the trim.
• If necessary, tap with a wood block until the panel slips
under the top trim piece.
• Reassemble the bottom trim. Tighten the screws.
• Adjust the hinge spring to accommodate the panel
weight, if necessary.
Loosen
Side
Trim
Screw
Loosen
Side
Trim
Screw
Adjust Nut Below
Spring to Accommodate
Panel Weight
• Loosen the screws on the side trim behind the frame.
Remove the bottom trim.
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STEP 11 INSTALL OVERLAY PANELS
Install door panels:
• Open door to 90°. Remove the 6 Phillips head screws
from the door handle.
• Remove the handle. Retain all screws.
• Remove the 6 screws holding the trim, then lift off the
trim. Retain the screws.
• Slide the overlay panel into the door trim.
• Custom handles must be used with flush inset.
Make sure handles are attached before installing
panels.
Dispenser Models Only:
• The dispenser controls protrude beyond the face of
the freezer door. To avoid damage to the dispenser,
the trim at the top of the door should be removed.
• Remove the screws holding the top trim in place.
• Place the assembled freezer panel into the bottom
channel and slide into the hinge side trim.
• Reinstall the top trim piece with the screws.
• There are two sets of holes in the door trim. Replace
door trim by installing all of the screws in the two sets
of screw holes.
• Follow the same procedures to install the opposite
panel.
• Discard the visor handle.
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STEP 11 INSTALL OVERLAY PANELS
(continued)
STEP 11 INSTALL OVERLAY PANELS
(continued)
Custom Handles
• Custom handles must be used for flush installation.
The handle must be properly secured to the overlay
panel before sliding the panel into the trim.
• The cabinet manufacturer will supply the custom
handle and hardware.
• Discard the supplied handle.
• Carefully place the aluminum cover trim onto the top
bracket so that the bracket is inside the cover trim.
Use the top to bottom grooves along the handle side
to align the cover trim accurately. Align the bracket
with the screw holes in the top of the door. Pull the
tape a few inches at a time while pressing the trim
against the door. Press and hold approximately 10
seconds before continuing along the length of the
door.
• Install another bracket at the bottom of the door to
secure the cover trim. Use a stubby Phillips head
screwdriver and the 2 screws provided.
• NOTE: Make sure there are no gaps in the
installation.
• Follow the same procedure on the opposite door.
Reinstall all original screws.
• A trim cover kit has been supplied with your
refrigerator. It can be used to cover the exposed
screw holes.
• Install a supplied bracket onto the top of the door,
using a Phillips head screwdriver and the 2 screws
provided. Hand-tighten the screws into the
brackets. Do not overtighten; damage will occur.
• Clean the aluminum trim with rubbing alcohol—
do not use alcohols with oil or lanolin that will
prevent adhesion of double-sided tape.
• Slip the aluminum cover onto the top bracket to
check the fit. The aluminum cover trim has a slot on
each end which fits the bracket.
Top Bracket
Slide aliminum
trim over top
bracket.
Top Bracket
Secure top
bracket with
2 screws.
• Remove the trim. Peel away a few inches of the
adhesive backing.
IMPORTANT: The tape is very sticky and strong. Once
it adheres to a surface, it cannot be removed without
damaging both surfaces. Do not install the trim
before the final wood panels are in place. Be sure
to align the trim carefully before removing the paper
backing.
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STEP 13 CONNECT POWER, CLOSE
GRILLE PANEL
STEP 12 CONNECT WATER SUPPLY
• Open the grille panel.
• Plug in the power cord (if necessary) by reaching
into the opening next to the water filter. If access is
too tight, remove the 2 screws holding the water filter
bracket and move aside. Plug in the power cord and
secure the bracket with the original screws.
Refrigerator
Water Supply
Bracket
Screws
House
Water Supply
Master Light
Switches
• Locate and bring the tubing to the front of the
cabinet.
• Turn the water on to flush debris from the line. Run
about a quart of water through the tubing into a
bucket, then shut off the water.
Copper Tubing:
• Slip a 1/4” nut and ferrule (provided) over both ends
of the copper tubing. Insert the tube into the union
fitting on the unit and tighten the nut to the union.
• Turn on the water to check for leaks.
SmartConnect™ Tubing:
NOTE: The only GE Appliances-approved plastic
tubing is supplied in the SmartConnect™ Refrigerator
Tubing kits. Do not use any other plastic water supply
line because the line is under pressure at all times.
Other types of plastic may crack or rupture with age
and cause water damage to your home.
SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing Kits are available
in the following lengths:
2’ (.6 m)
WX08X10002
8’ (2.4 m) WX08X10006
15’ (4.6 m) WX08X1 0015
25’ (7.6 m) WX08X10025
Electrical
Outlet Access
• Check to make sure power to refrigerator is on by
opening refrigerator door to see if interior lights are
on.
• The temperature controls are preset at 37°F for the
fresh food section and 0°F for the freezer.
• Allow 24 hours to stabilize before making
adjustments.
STEP 14 START ICEMAKER
Icemaker
Power
Switch
Feeler Arm
• Slide the switch to ON. The icemaker will begin
operation automatically.
• Be sure nothing interferes with the sweep of the
feeler arm.
• Discard the first full bucket of ice cubes.
• To turn the icemaker off, slide the switch to OFF.
• Insert the molded end of the tubing into the
refrigerator connection. Tighten the compression nut
until it is just hand tight.
• Tighten one additional turn with a wrench.
Overtightening can cause leaks!
• Turn on the water to check for leaks.
NOTE: Make sure excess tubing length does not
interfere with the toekick installation.
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STEP 15 INSTALL TOEKICKS
INSPECT FINAL INSTALLATION
• Locate the supplied toekicks (shipped taped to the
side of the refrigerator.
• The wider set of toe kicks will be used for flush
installation. You can discard the other set of toe
kicks.
• Attach the LARGER toekick to the refrigerator using
ONLY the top center hole (1).
• Attach the toekick skirt to the refrigerator using the
three lower slots (2).
Check door alignment. Stand back away from the
refrigerator to inspect the final installation.
• Check to be sure the handles are evenly aligned with
each other at the top. To adjust, loosen the handle
screws and slide up or down. Tighten the screws.
• Shipping or the addition of heavy door panels may
have caused the doors to move slightly out of
alignment.
Door Out of
Alignment
1
2
Bushing
Door H
inge
Case Hing
• A custom toekick can be installed to match or
complement the surrounding cabinetry. Use the
supplied toekick as a template to cut the shape.
e
Raise
5/16" Wrench
• If necessary, the fresh food door may be adjusted
up or down to align with the freezer door.
• Use a 5/16” wrench to adjust the hinge pin as
shown.
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Instructions for Stainless Steel Installation
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Design Guide - Stainless Steel Installation
THE INSTALLATION SPACE
DIMENSIONS AND CLEARANCES
36" Models 12"
42" Models 18"
48" Models 20"
25-3/8" Framed Models
25-3/4" Stainless Steel Models
35", 41", or 47"
Case Width
* Shipping height.
The refrigerator
can be adjusted to
*84"
fit into a cutout that
From is 84-1/2” in height.
Floor
Use leveling legs
and wheels for a
maximum 1” height
adjustment.
*Finished Width
85" max
Finished
Opening
6"
Electrical
Area
*83-1/2"
at
Rear
5"
24"
5" Water Supply 5"
75" From Floor
to Bottom
of Electrical
Area
36", 42" or 48"
Frame to Frame
3 1/2"
Depth Including Handles:
27-3/4" Stainless Steel Models
28-11/16" Professional Models
3 1/2"
*The finished cutout width must be:
35-1/2” for 36” models
41-1/2” for 42” models
47-1/2” for 48” models
Product Clearances
These refrigerators are
equipped with a 3-position
door stop. The factory-set
115° door swing can be
adjusted to 90° if clearance
to adjacent cabinets or walls
is restricted. Only standard
installation can be adjusted
to 130°.
Water And Electrical Locations
The opening must be prepared with the electrical
and the cold water supply located as shown.
The Cutout Depth Must Be 24”
The refrigerator will project forward, slightly beyond
adjacent cabinetry for standard installation.
Additional Specifications
• A 115 volt 60Hz., 15 or 20 amp power supply is
required. An individual properly grounded branch
circuit or circuit breaker is recommended. Install
a properly grounded 3-prong electrical receptacle
recessed into the back wall. Electrical must be
located on the rear wall as shown.
NOTE: GFI (ground fault interrupter) is not
recommended.
• The water line can enter the opening through the
floor or back wall. The water line should be 1/4”
O.D. copper tubing or SmartConnect™ kit between
the cold water line and water connection location,
long enough to extend to the front of the refrigerator.
Installation of an easily accessible shut-off valve in
the water line is required.
115° Door Swing
B
A
90° Door Swing
130° Door Swing
B
A
23-7/8"
Behind
Frame
C
Models
36”
42”
48”
A
13”
13”
15”
B
15”
19”
20”
C
20-5/8”
26-5/8”
28-5/8”
*Min. Distance
to Wall
*4” Stainless and
Trimmed Models.
5” Pro Series
Allow minimum clearances for the freezer door
(Dimension A) and fresh food door (Dimension B) for a
full 130° door swing and to allow for pan removal.
For a 90° door swing, allow 4” min. clearance to a wall,
for framed and stainless steel models. Allow 5” min.
clearance for professional series models. If the 90° door
stop position is used, pan access is maintained, but
pan removal is restricted.
See the illustrations on pages 41 and 42 to determine
door swing interaction with adjacent cabinets or
countertops.
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Design Guide - Stainless Steel Installation
CUSTOMIZATION BASICS:
REFRIGERATOR LOCATION
Professional Style Stainless Steel Refrigerators
Stainless steel wrapped refrigerators have beveled
edges and professional-style handles. These models
are shipped ready for installation.
• Do not install the refrigerator where the temperature
will go below 55°F (13°C). It will not run often
enough to maintain proper temperatures.
• Do not install the refrigerator where temperatures will
go above 100°F (37°C). It will not perform properly.
• Do not install the refrigerator in a location exposed to
water (rain, etc.) or direct sunlight.
• Install it on a floor strong enough to support it fully
loaded.
Stainless Steel Wrapped Refrigerators
Stainless Steel wrapped refrigerators have wrapped
doors and grille panel, beveled edges, and tubular
stainless steel handles that coordinate with other
Monogram appliances. These models are shipped
ready for installation.
SIDE PANELS
24"
Side panels must be used
whenever the sides of
the refrigerator will be
exposed. The 1/4” side
panels will slip into the
side case trim. Secure the
panels to the refrigerator
with stick-on hook and
loop fastener strips. Order
the side panels from the
cabinet manufacturer.
• Cut a notch in the top
front corner as shown
to allow clearance for
corner keys in the front
side trim.
3/16"
1-7/8"
*84"
*3" to 4"
2-9/16"
* Depending on installation height.
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Design Guide - Stainless Steel Installation
Refrigerator
Frameless Cabinets: The case trim
overlaps cabinets at the top and sides.
Therefore, frameless cabinets may require
filler strips to prevent interfeence with
cabinet door swing. The opening must
allow for filler strips.
23-7/8" From
Rear of
Refrigerator
Case
Trim
3/4"
1"
1-3/4"
2"
1-1/2"
1/2"
3"
2-1/2"
1-1/4"
1/4"
2-3/4"
2-1/4"
1/4"
1/2"
3/4"
1"
l
tee
sS
les
ain
St
3/4" Overlay
Panel
(Nominal Size)
Door
1/4"
Top View
130° DOOR SWING
Scale 1:1
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1/2"
3/4"
1"
1-1/4"
Design Guide - Stainless Steel Installation
Frameless Cabinets:
The case trim overlaps
cabinets at the top and
sides. Therefore, frameless
cabinets may require
filler strips to prevent
interference with cabinet
door swing. The opening
must allow for filler strips.
Refrigerator
Case Trim
23-7/8"
From Rear of
Refrigerator
1/4"
1/2"
3/4"
1"
1-1/4"
1-1/2"
Stainless Steel
Door
3/4" Overlay
Panel
(Nominal Size)
1/4"
1/2"
3/4"
Top View
90° DOOR SWING
Scale 1:1
1"
1-1/4"
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Installation Instruction - Stainless Steel Installation
GROUNDING THE REFRIGERATOR
TOOLS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED
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Tinsnips to cut banding
Stepladder
1” Bit extension
Tape measure
Gloves
1/4” Drywall screws
5-Gal. Bucket with cover
6” Spirit level
Appliance hand truck
Tubing cutter
7/16” open-end wrench
#2 Phillips screwdriver
Drill and appropriate bits
5/16”, 7/16” socket
Safety glasses
1-1/8” open end wrench
Pliers
1/4”, 5/16” Combo Rachet
35” long 2x4 for Anti-Tip support
1/4” copper water line tubing or SmartConnect™
Refrigerator Tubing kits
Water shut-off valve
Custom panels for doors and grille panel
Screws to secure refrigerator to cabinetry
Stick-on hook and loop fastener strips for 1/4” side
panels
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
The power cord of this appliance is equipped with a
3-prong (grounding) plug which mates with a standard
3-prong (grounding) wall receptacleto minimize the
possibility of electric shock hazard from this appliance.
Have the wall outlet and circuit checked by a qualified
electrician to make sure the outlet is properly grounded.
Where a standard 2-prong wall outlet is encountered, it
is your personal responsibility and obligation to have it
replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong wall outlet.
DO NOT, UNDER ANY
CIRCUMSTANCES, CUT OR
REMOVE THE THIRD (GROUND)
PRONG FROM THE POWER
CORD.
DO NOT USE AN ADAPTER PLUG TO CONNECT
THE REFRIGERATOR TO A 2-PRONG OUTLET.
DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD WITH THIS
APPLIANCE.
MISE À LA TERRE DU RÉFRIGÉRATEUR
ADVERTENCIA
HARDWARE SUPPLIED
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Water filter bypass plug
Toekick
1/4” nut and ferrule
Dispenser trim for overlay panels (for use with
Custom Panel models).
Risque de choc
électrique.
Le non-respect de ces instructions peut entraîner des
risques d’incendies, des chocs électriques ou la mort.
Le cordon d’alimentation de cet appareil est équipé
d’une fiche à trois broches (pour une mise à la terre)
qui s’adapte à la prise de courant standard à 3 broches
(pour une mise à la terre) pour minimiser les risques de
chocs électriques par cet appareil.
Faites vérifier la prise murale et le circuit électrique par
un électricien qualifié pour s’assurer que le système est
correctement mis à la terre.
Dans le cas d’une prise biphasée, l’installateur a la
responsabilité et l’obligation de la remplacer par une
prise triphasée correctement mise à la terre.
NE COUPEZ PAS OU N’ENLEVEZ
PAS, SOUS AUCUN PRÉTEXTE,
LA TROISIÈME BROCHE DE
MISE À LA TERRE DU CORDON
D’ALIMENTATION.
N’UTILISEZ PAS D’ADAPTATEUR
POUR BRANCHER LE RÉFRIGÉRATEUR À UNE
PRISE BIPHASÉE.
N’UTILISEZ PAS DE RALLONGE AVEC CET
APPAREIL.
FLOORING
For proper installation, this refrigerator must be placed
on a level surface of hard material that is at the
same height as the rest of the flooring. This surface
should be strong enough to support a fully loaded
refrigerator, or approximately 1,500 lbs.
NOTE: Protect the finish of the flooring. Cut a large
section of the cardboard carton and place under the
refrigerator where you are working.
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Installation Instruction - Stainless Steel Installation
STEP 1 REMOVE PACKAGING
WARNING
STEP 3 INSTALL WATER LINE
• A cold water supply is required for automatic
icemaker operation. The water pressure must be
between 40 and 120 p.s.i.
• Route 1/4” OD copper or SmartConnect™ plastic
tubing between house cold water line and the water
connection location.
• The tubing should be long enough to extend to the
front of the refrigerator. Allow enough tubing to
accommodate the bend leading into the water line
connection.
Tip Over Hazard.
The refrigerator is much heavier at the top than at the
bottom—be careful when moving. When using a hand
truck, handle from the side only.
ADVERTENCIA
Risque de
basculement Le réfrigérateur est beaucoup plus
lourd en haut qu’en bas. Il faut être prudent lors des
déplacements. Si un diable est utilisé, il faut soulever
le réfrigérateur sur le côté seulement.
• Carefully cut banding at the top and bottom, remove
the outer carton.
• Slide out the back corner posts (2).
• Slide the carton off the top of the cabinet.
NOTE: IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO LAY THE
CABINET DOWN IN ORDER TO REMOVE THE
SKID!
• The unit is secured to the
skid with 4 slotted tie-down
straps. Remove the six
7/16” bolts from the base
channels in the tie-downs.
• Remove the six 7/16” bolts
securing the straps to the
Remove
skid.
Tie Downs
NOTE: DO NOT ATTEMPT
TO ROLL UNIT OFF SKID.
• The support blocks on the
bottom of the refrigeration
case must be removed before the refrigerator is
taken off the skid or damage will occur. Carefully
tilt the refrigerator and slide the blocks out from
beneath.
• Remove the toekick and set aside for final
installation.
• Lift the refrigerator off the skid with an appliance
dolly. Handle from the sides.
Floor
Cold Water Line
Toekick
NOTE: The only GE Appliances approved plastic
tubing is supplied in the SmartConnect™ Refrigerator
Tubing kits. Do not use any other plastic water supply
line because the line is under pressure at all times.
Other types of plastic may crack or rupture with age
and cause water damage to your home.
SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing Kits are available
in the following lengths:
2’ (.6 m)
WX08X10002
8’ (2.4 m) WX08X10006
15’ (4.6 m) WX08X10015
25’ (7.6 m) WX08X10025
Shut off the main water supply.
Turn on the nearest faucet long enough to clear the
line of water.
• Install a shut-off valve between the icemaker water
valve and cold water pipe in a basement or cabinet.
The shut-off valve should be located where it will be
easily accessible.
• Turn on the main water supply and flush debris.
Run about a quart of water through the tubing into
a bucket. Shut off the water supply at the shut-off
valve.
NOTE: Saddle type shut-off valves are included in
many water supply kits. Before purchasing, make sure
a saddle type valve complies with your local plumbing
codes.
STEP 2 MOVE THE REFRIGERATOR
INTO THE HOUSE
• Re-use the corner posts from the packaging to
protect stainless steel models. Run the appliance
dolly straps over the posts and under the handles.
• Leave the protective film on the refrigerator until
installation is complete. IMPORTANT: Never lift the
refrigerator by the handle or push against the grille
panel; this could cause damage or misalignment.
• Avoid laying the unit on its back or side to prevent
sealed system restrictions.
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Plumbing
Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to. Saddle valves
are illegal and use is not permitted in Massachusetts.
Consult with your licensed plumber.
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Installation Instruction - Stainless Steel Installation
STEP 6 ANIT-TIP PROCEDURE (Cont.)
STEP 4 INSTALLATION WITH
HOUSEHOLD WATER
FILTRATION SYSTEM
• Cut a 2” x 4” block, 35” long and secure the block
to the mounting brackets provided using #12 or #14
wood screws.
• Secure the bracket
with wood block to
the back wall so that
it is 84” from the
finished floor. Use
#12 or #14 wood
screws. See the
illustration.
• The screws must
penetrate at least
one inch into the
vertical wall studs.
• If metal wall studs, use self-tapping sheet metal
screws in place of wood screws.
IMPORTANT: When the refrigerator is installed under
a soffit or if there is not enough height for this method
of security, brackets cannot be used. Proceed to step
7 to level the refrigerator and then to step 8 to secure
refrigerator to cabinets. The refrigerator must be
secured to prevent tipping.
Skip this step if you do not have a household water
filtration system
If the water supply to the refrigerator is from any
household water filtration system, the filter cartridge
should be removed. For better ice and water
performance, remove the filter and install the filter
bypass plug.
Rotate Counterclockwise
To Remove
Filter Bypass
Plug
STEP 5 INSTALL SIDE PANELS
Skip this step when not using side panels.
If you are using 1/4” side panels, they should be
inserted into the case trim. Fasten the panels to the
refrigerator with stick-on hook and loop fastener strips
before setting the refrigerator in place.
STEP 6 ANIT-TIP PROCEDURE
WARNING
Tip Over Hazard.
These refrigerators are top heavy, especially with any
doors open, and must be secured to prevent tipping
forward which could result in death or serious injury.
Read and follow the entire installation instructions for
securing the refrigerator with the anti-tip system.
ADVERTENCIA
Connect power cord:
• Before pushing the refrigerator into the opening, plug
the power cord into the receptacle. Open the grille
panel and reach into the opening at the back to grasp
the power cord. Pull the power cord into the opening
as you push the refrigerator back.
• Gently push refrigerator into the opening with hands
against front corners.
Risque de
basculement
Ces réfrigérateurs présentent une partie
supérieure lourde, en particulier avec une
porte ouverte; ils doivent donc être fixés pour
prévenir le basculement vers l’avant et le risque
concomitant de blessure grave ou fatale. Lisez
et suivez les instructions d’installation complètes
pour l’installation du système anti-basculement.
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Installation Instruction - Stainless Steel Installation
STEP 8 ALTERNATE ANTI-TIP
PROCEDURE (Cont.)
STEP 7 LEVEL REFRIGERATOR
All models have 4-point leveling. The front is
supported by leveling legs, the rear is supported by
adjustable wheels. Both are accessible from the front
of the refrigerator.
• To level the back of the refrigerator, turn the 7/16”
hex nut located above
the front wheels. Turn
clockwise to raise or
counterclockwise to lower
the refrigerator.
• For front leveling, use a
1-1/4” open-end wrench.
• Adjust height of refrigerator
to match installation cutout
opening 84-1/2”. The
refrigerator should be level and plumb with cabinetry.
NOTICE: The rear leveling wheels and front leveling
legs are limited to a maximum height adjustment
of 1”. If the installation requires more than 84-1/2”
height, the installer should elevate the refrigerator
on a sheet of plywood or runners. Cabinetry trim
could also be added across the top of the opening
to shorten the opening. If you attempt to raise the
refrigerator more than 1”, you will damage the
front leveling legs and the rear leveling wheels.
Make adjustments in small increments.
• Use a 1/16” bit to drill to pilot holes through the metal
clearance holes and into the wood soffit. The holes
should be centered in the soffit or a 3/4” min. wood
brace. The brace spanning the enclosure must be
securely fastened to cabinets on both sides.
• Install four, 1-1/2” drywall screws into the pilot holes.
• Drill screws into adjacent cabinets through side case
trim.
STEP 9 ADJUST DOOR SWING
NOTE: This refrigerator has a 3-position door stop.
When space does not allow the door to swing open
fully to 115°, you may change the door swing to a
90° opening. A 130° door swing option is available
for standard installation only. Skip this step if door
opening is satisfactory for your installation
situation.
• Open the door to view the bottom hinge. Note the
door stop pin locations. The pin is factory installed in
the 150° position.
• Close the door. From below, use pliers to unscrew
the door stop and reinstall into the 90° or 130°
position.
STEP 8 ALTERNATE ANTI-TIP
PROCEDURE
The refrigerator must be secured to prevent
tipping.
• Raise the grille panel to access case trim.
• Use a 3/16” bit to drill four evenly spaced clearance
holes through the metal top case trim.
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Installation Instruction - Stainless Steel Installation
STEP 11 CONNECT POWER, CLOSE
GRILLE PANEL
STEP 10 CONNECT WATER SUPPLY
• Open the grille panel.
• Plug in the power cord (if necessary) by reaching
into the opening next to the water filter. If access
is too tight, remove the 2 screws holding the water
filter bracket and move aside. Plug in the power
cord and secure the bracket with the original
screws.
Refrigerator
Water Supply
Bracket
Screws
House
Water Supply
Master Light
Switches
• Locate and bring the tubing to the front of the
cabinet.
• Turn the water on to flush debris from the line. Run
about a quart of water through the tubing into a
bucket, then shut off the water.
Electrical
Outlet Access
• Check to make sure power to refrigerator is on by
opening refrigerator door to see if interior lights are
on.
• The temperature controls are preset at 37°F for the
fresh food section and 0°F for the freezer.
• Allow 24 hours to stabilize before making
adjustments.
Copper Tubing:
• Slip a 1/4” nut and ferrule (provided) over both ends
of the copper tubing. Insert the tube into the union
fitting on the unit and tighten the nut to the union.
• Turn on the water to check for leaks.
SmartConnect™ Tubing:
NOTE: The only GE Appliances-approved plastic
tubing is supplied in the SmartConnect™ Refrigerator
Tubing kits. Do not use any other plastic water supply
line because the line is under pressure at all times.
Other types of plastic may crack or rupture with age
and cause water damage to your home.
STEP 12 START ICEMAKER
Icemaker
SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing Kits are available
in the following lengths:
2’ (.6 m)
WX08X10002
8’ (2.4 m) WX08X10006
15’ (4.6 m) WX08X1 0015
25’ (7.6 m) WX08X10025
Power
Switch
• Insert the molded end of the tubing into the
refrigerator connection. Tighten the compression nut
until it is just hand tight.
• Tighten one additional turn with a wrench.
Overtightening can cause leaks!
• Turn on the water to check for leaks.
Feeler Arm
• Slide the switch to ON. The icemaker will begin
operation automatically.
• Be sure nothing interferes with the sweep of the
feeler arm.
• Discard the first full bucket of ice cubes.
• To turn the icemaker off, slide the switch to OFF.
NOTE: Make sure excess tubing length does not
interfere with the toekick installation.
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STEP 13 INSTALL TOEKICKS
INSPECT FINAL INSTALLATION
• Locate the supplied toekicks (shipped taped to the
side of the refrigerator.
• Attach the LARGER toekick to the refrigerator using
ONLY the top center hole (1).
• Attach the toekick skirt to the refrigerator using the
three lower slots (2).
Check door alignment. Stand back away from the
refrigerator to inspect the final installation.
• Check to be sure the handles are evenly aligned
with each other at the top. To adjust, loosen the
handle screws and slide up or down. Tighten the
screws.
• Shipping or the addition of heavy door panels may
have caused the doors to move slightly out of
alignment.
Door Out of
Alignment
1
2
Bushing
• A custom toekick can be installed to match or
complement the surrounding cabinetry. Use the
supplied toekick as a template to cut the shape.
Door H
inge
Case Hing
e
Raise
5/16" Wrench
• If necessary, the fresh food door may be adjusted
up or down to align with the freezer door.
• Use a 5/16” wrench to adjust the hinge pin as
shown.
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Notes
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Notes
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NOTE: While performing installations described in this
book, safety glasses or goggles should be worn.
For Monogram® local service in your area, call
1.800.432.2737.
NOTE: Product improvement is a continuing endeavor at
General Electric. Therefore, materials, appearance and
specifications are subject to change without notice.
31-1000002
06-16 GEA
Printed in the United States
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